Belgium, possibly Liège, ca. 1260.
15th-century Flemish stamped red leather over boards; 2 clasps; in red leather morocco backed case by Marguerite Duprez Lahey; lettered: The Bible - Flemish manuscript - XIII cent.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1907.
679 leaves (2 columns, 47 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 140 x 90 mm
Executed for a Beghard or Cistercian congregation; an erased 14th century inscription on fol. 1 appears to read: Iste liber est dom Impis Marie Virginis....; below it is an inscription that reads: Codex e Bibliothecae pp....; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Ludovic Badin in 1907; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms.; written and illuminated in Belgium, possibly Liège, ca. 1260.
Decoration: 2 full-page miniatures, 79 historiated initials, and decorated initials throughout (see decorated initial "I" on fol. 581v for example).